Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
Name: Silvia Romano and Amanda Staller
Grade Level: Grade Pre â€“ Kindergarten - First Content area(s): ELA, Science, Visual Arts, Music, Math
Classroom Time: Approximately 2 hours but can be divided into several sections
Purpose: Identify characters in a story, discuss feelings and observe and discuss changes, experience symmetry, review shapes and relate movement to sounds
ELA skill: Shared writing activities, share own work and communicate ideas, identifying characters in a story
Science Skill: Observe, identify and discuss changes (Monster growing with warm water)
Math Skill: Shapes
Music Skill: Move to action songs
Visual Arts Skill: Symmetry
Book, scarves or streamers or long thin strips of paper, CD player or internet connection, music â€śThe Peer Gyntâ€ť by E Grieg, paper, paint, oil pastels or markers or crayons or colored pencils, different shapes cut out of construction paper (circles, triangles, rectangles and squares) and construction paper Optional: Magic Grow capsules or polymer animals, warm water and bowls
The mission of Project GRAD is to ensure a quality public education for all students in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase.